Mercedes 300d W189 oferuje nieziemski komfort i przestrzeń, zagwarantowaną przez przedłużony rozstaw osi. Czaruje nie tylko swoim majestatem, lecz również mechaniką. Pod maską skrywa się tu zasilana mechanicznym wtryskiem jednostka napędowa ze słynnego Gullwinga. Egzemplarz z aukcji jest jednym z 3077 wyprodukowanych egzemplarzy. Choć jego stan z pewnością trzeba nazwać dalekim od konkursowego, uzyskane 28000 euro (+ prowizja) wydaje się być doskonale poczynioną inwestycją.
4 February 2015
1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 d Saloon
To be auctioned on Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Sold for €28.000
Chassis no. 189.011.8501027
Engine no. 189.980.8500825
115 bhp, 2,996 cc inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed automatic gearbox, four-wheel independent coil-spring suspension, and four-wheel hydraulic internal-expanding front and rear drum brakes. Wheelbase: 3,150 mm.
The legendary “Adenauer”
Rare factory-installed Webasto sunroof
Largely original condition
Fully functional adjustable rear suspension
The Mercedes-Benz 300 d was a lengthened version of the earlier 300 models, which had been designed to be an executive’s limousine and to compete head to head with Rolls-Royce. The prestige vehicle received a slightly detuned version of the same engine that Mercedes-Benz installed in its 300 SL sports car models. Earlier 300 models had come to be known as “Adenauer”, for the West German Chancellor who favoured them as official transportation, and that prestigious nickname also carried over to its vast successor. The 300 d was unparalleled in its time for comfort, as it had a vast interior that was swathed in a log cabin’s worth of hardwood and a herd of thick leather hides, and it also featured enough legroom for even the tallest passenger to achieve comfort.
The handsome Saloon offered here is unusually equipped with a factory-installed Webasto fabric sunroof, which is a rare and desirable option, as well as an automatic transmission. Although the car was originally delivered in the United States and has long been a resident of California, it has recently travelled back overseas, and in its present European ownership, it has been maintained in its original, as-acquired condition. The brown interior appears original, with significant wear of age, whilst the paint may have been redone at some point in its present black. Opening the boot reveals correct finishes, as well as a correct jack and spare. The car shows about 5,000 miles, with the odometer having likely rolled over previously; however, the owner notes that the adjustable rear suspension still works properly and the body is free of major structural rust.
This superbly original example of the famous Mercedes-Benz “Adenauer” would be the ideal base for further preservation or restoration work.